Join Venus ISD for our GRAND OPENING and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Venus Middle School
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:00am, 1 Bulldog Drive Venus, TX 76084
Ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am followed by refreshments and a tour of The Venus Middle School, Elementary, Primary and High School where the City of Venus Mayor’s 2nd Annual Back to School Fair is being held
RSVP 972-366-3448 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Education Agency has created a student portal with student state assessment information. The 2018 scores will be posted here when they are available. Instructions to log in are as follows:
1. Go to www.texasassessment.com
2. You will see a purple box on the right side of the page which says Log in to the secure student portal...The unique student access code can be found on the bottom of any previous STAAR report. If you do not have a copy of a previous STAAR report, click the Find My Unique Student Access Code link.
3. You will enter the student’s first name, social security number, and date of birth (Month/Day/Year) and hit Go.
4. Your screen should now have the access code and date of birth entered. Hit Go.
If you have any questions, please call you campus front office.
If you weren't able to watch graduation live, you can view it via the link below. Congratulations to the class of 2018, we are proud of you, and wish you the best on your future endeavors.
The annual mayor's back to school fair will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Venus High School gymnasium. This is a community sponsored event that provides school supplies, immunizations, health screenings, and much more for Venus students. See the flyer below for more information.
Dear Venus High School students and parents,
The district will be collecting Chromebooks on May 24th & 25th. ALL students (9th - 11th) MUST turn in their Chromebook for the summer. Please make sure to have your Chromebook, charger, and case. Please be prepared to pay the fees below if you are missing any one of the items:
*Updated May 23, 2018
The Venus Independent School District Board of Trustees are please to recognize two special friends of the district:
Mrs. Laurna Guidry-Shaw, a current City of Venus council woman
And Michael Boese, City Administrator and Chief of Police.
Mrs. Guidry-Shaw and her team of volunteers saw and acted upon the extraordinary need that exists to ensure that the school children of Venus ISD were equipped for the beginning of school by the gifting of back packs, school supplies and many other services. This was a joyous celebration of public education and support from the community. This year’s 2nd annual Back to School Fair slated for Saturday, August 4th promises to be even bigger and more spectacular than last year.
Michael Boese, a tremendous resource to Venus ISD. Chief Boese and his police staff are an exemplary community partner by keeping us apprised of programs for our students, safety/protection planning, as well as providing updates from the City that will directly affect our schools. Chief Boese is critical as our community partner and we thank him for his tireless effort to hand in hand with Venus ISD .
Here at Venus ISD, we know the value of the help we have received from Mrs. Laurna Guildry-Shaw and Chief Boese and we are deeply appreciative of this partnership. We are pleased to announce that the generosity you have shown is now recognized at the state level. The Texas Association of School Boards joins with us in recognizing your support for our schools.
Venus ISD is saddened by the recent passing of Mr. Jerry Brand, who served the district as principal of Venus Elementary School and later Director of Transportation among numerous other roles. We offer heartfelt condolences to his family and friends as we share in their grief. We were privileged to have had the opportunity to walk the halls with a man such as Mr. Brand, and are eternally grateful for his service to his community. He left a legacy of success, and is a lasting example of what it means to be a Venus Bulldog.
Venus ISD Community:
Our hearts and prayers go out to the community of Santa Fe ISD in response to the senseless act of aggression at their high school. I want to reassure the Venus community that the safety and security of our students and staff are ever-present on the minds of the Board of Trustees, as well as district and campus administration. Earlier this spring, the Board approved updates to the Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan for Venus ISD. District personnel are having ongoing consultations and forging partnerships with city, county and state agencies and other organizations for prevention of these incidents and formulating responses, should one occur.
We conduct periodic drills to ensure that everyone knows their role during a crisis. Venus ISD also has specific protocols for entry to our schools, and we appreciate the understanding of our parents as we enforce these protocols for the safety of our children. The safety and security of our students remains our highest priority.
In setting these policies and procedures, many perspectives are considered. Your perspective as a parent / community member is greatly valued and critical in these considerations. Venus ISD recently posted a very brief community survey in order to better address this and other issues. In order to get as many responses as possible, we are extending the deadline on the survey to noon Wednesday, May 30.
Superintendent, Venus ISD
Attention incoming 7th graders and their families! Be sure to plan to ensure that all incoming 7th graders are up to date on required vaccinations. 7th graders are required to have the MCV4- Meningococcal and TDAP vaccines before they can attend seventh grade in the state of Texas. For further details, contact Venus Middle School Nurses Aide Kristina Cannon, at email@example.com or 972-366-3358.
All current and prospective student athletes are invited to be at the Venus High School Gymnasium at 4PM on Wednesday May 9, 2018 to receive a free athletic physical examination. For additional information, contact Coach Johnson via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venus ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge for ages 1-18. Meals will be provided at the site and times as follows:
June 4 -June 28, 2018
Breakfast Served: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Lunch Served: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Adults are welcome and meal prices are as follows:
Breakfast: $2.25 Lunch: $3.70
Come bring your children for a free and nutritious meal Monday - Thursday.
Venus ISD está participando en el Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano.
Las comidas serán proporcionadas a todos los niños sin cargo para las edades 1-18. Las comidas serán proporcionadas en el sitio y los horarios de la siguiente manera:
4 de junio - 28 de junio de 2018
Desayuno servido: 7:30 AM a 8:00 AM
Almuerzo servido: 11:30 AM a 12:30 PM
Los adultos son bienvenidos y los precios de las comidas son los siguientes:
Desayuno: $ 2.25 Almuerzo: $ 3.70
Venga a traer a sus hijos para una comida gratis y nutritiva de lunes a jueves.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sodas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla puede comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA. (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.aser.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) Correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2)Fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3) Correo electrónico:firstname.lastname@example.org Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.
Venus High School students Ayo Aridegbe, Demetrius Uplegger, and Rodrigo Alvarado made an amazing showing at the regional track meet, with Ayo advancing to the state meet in the 100 Meter Dash. Our Bulldogs demonstrated courage and pride, and we are proud of their hard work!
110 Hurdles - Rodrigo Alvarado -5th (15.49)
100 Meter Dash - Ayo Aridegbe - 1st (10.70) (Regional Champion) STATE BOUND
300 Meter Hurdles - Demetrius Uplegger - 3rd (39.65)
The Venus Softball Playoff Game will be Thursday, April 26, at Timberview HS in Mansfield. Gates open at 6 with a 7 start time. The ticket prices are Adults $5 and Student $3. Pass accepted at the gate will be 8-4A District and Senior Citizen passes.
Timberview HS is located at:
7700 S. Watson Rd
The Venus Independent School District 2018-2019 Academic Calendar is now available, and can be found below. As additional information about the 2018-2019 school year becomes available, it will be posted to venusisd.net/information.
The Venus High School Course Description Catalog for the 2018-2019 school year is available below. Upcoming Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students and parents can use it to make informed decisions on course requests. Any questions should be directed to the Venus High School Counseling Center at 972-366-8815.
On Monday, April 16, 2018, the Venus ISD Board of Trustees approved a full day Pre-Kindergarten program to begin with the 2018-2019 school year. Currently, Venus ISD operates the Pre-Kindergarten program on the state funded half-day basis. The full day program will offer a rigorous curriculum taught by certified teachers. Instruction will be all day and will be free of charge for students who qualify under the state mandated criteria.
Students can qualify under six different criteria including; Limited English Proficiency, Homeless, if the parent/guardian is a member of the Armed Forces, if a child is under the conservatorship for the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services, is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award or through income eligibility. Students must be 4 years old on, or before September 1, 2018.
The Venus ISD School Board also approved a tuition-based Pre-K that is available for children who live within Venus ISD boundaries and will be 4 years old by Sept. 1 but do not meet the eligibility requirements to enroll in state-funded pre-K.
For more information about the Venus ISD Full Day Pre-K Program, please contact Venus Primary School at 972-366-3268
See the document below for detailed information on the dress code for the 2018 Venus High School Junior-Senior Prom. Any questions should be directed to the Venus High School front office at 972-366-8815.
The Venus ISD Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the hiring of Jacob Bible, as the new Venus Bulldogs Athletic Director / Head Football Coach. Coach Bible brings 12 years of coaching experience. Bible’s coaching career in Oklahoma includes 1 year in the NCAA (University of Central Oklahoma), total of 5 years at Midwest City and Westmoore (both 6A), and a one-year stint as Head Coach at 3A Blackwell, before deciding to jump the Red River and come to Texas. In Texas, he spent a total of 3 years in Willis (5A) and Waco Connally (4A), before being awarded Athletic Director/Head Coach at Kermit in the spring of 2016. Coach Jacob Bible inherited a one-win team ranked 103 in class 3A Division 1. Coach Bible and his staff lead the program to become back-to-back district runners-up and had back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in 9 years. The 2017 season was also Kermit’s first winning season in 8 years. Bible has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and is expecting to complete a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Concordia University of Austin, in December, 2018.
“I have 12 years’ experience coaching football from the NCAA level to the 3A level. I made a quick turn around with the Yellowjackets building a winning program. I will outwork our opponents to ensure I do the same for Venus by investing in the community and the kids. My wife and I are excited about calling Venus home and our kids are already the biggest Bulldog fans in Texas.”
New Venus ISD Athletic Director/Head Football Coach along with Venus ISD Board Members: from left to Right, Joe Russell, Les Owens, Linda Taylor, Debra Cruce, Jacob Bible, Gerell Leonard, Tara Sheppard, James Hopper and Gregory Hoffman
We are proud to announce the first annual VISD Job Fair, which will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 AM to Noon in the Venus High School Cafeteria. We will be hosting multiple small to mid-sized school districts. If you are interested in sharing your love of learning with students, we would love to see you there to explore possible career opportunities!
The window for parent nominations for Gifted and Talented (GT) screening is officially open for students in 1st grade, and grades 3-12 . If you wish for your child to be screened for GT services, you can contact you child's front office, or you can have your child ask his or her campus counselor for a GT packet. The packets need to be completed and turned in to their campus counselor before 3:30 PM on Friday, March 9, 2018.